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Creative Writing

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Creative Writing Major

30 credits (Total does not include First-Year Seminar, ENG-100 or Foreign language courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete 6 credits from the following:

ENG 200-level

Introduction to Literary Studies Courses

6

ENG-280

Theory and Methods of the Study of Literature

3

Complete 6 credits of 300-level seminar courses:

ENG-307

Origins and Traditions of English Literature

3

ENG-308

Rival Playwrights: Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson

3

ENG-309

The Epic Tradition

3

ENG-315

The Supernatural in British Literature

3

ENG-316

The Brontės

3

ENG-317

Nineteenth-century British Fiction

3

ENG-318

Prize Books

3

ENG-319

Nineteenth-century Literature of the British Isles

3

ENG-320

Twentieth-century Literature of the British Isles

3

ENG-322

V. S. Naipaul and Salman Rushdie

3

ENG-323

Postcolonial Studies

3

ENG-324

Narratives Against Oppression

3

ENG-325

Constructing World Literatures

3

ENG-329

Inventing America

3

ENG-330

African American Literature

3

ENG-331

Gardens of American Literature

3

ENG-332

Adrienne Rich

3

ENG-333

Hemingway & Faulkner

3

ENG-334

Ecopoetics

3

ENG-335

The American Renaissance

3

ENG-338

Postmodern Literature

 

200-Level Writing Workshops

Complete 6 credits from the following courses:

ENG-245

Poetry Writing Workshop

3

ENG-246

Fiction Writing Workshop

3

ENG-247

Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop

3

JOURN-200

Principles and Practices of Journalism: Print

3

Additional Writing and Seminar Requirements

Complete 6 credits from the following:

ENG-345

Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop

3

ENG-346

Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop

3

ENG-347

Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop

3

OR

Complete 3 credits from the following:

ENG-345

Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop

3

ENG-346

Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop

3

ENG-347

Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop

3

AND

ENG-SEM

One 300-Level Literature Seminar Course

3

Capstone

ENG-496

Creative Writing Capstone Seminar

 3

Foreign Language Courses

Complete 1-first year sequence from the following languages:

Spanish

SPA-131

Spanish Language and Culture I

4

SPA-132

Spanish Language and Culture II

4

French

FRE-111

French Language and Culture I

4

FRE-112

French Language and Culture II

4

German

GER-121

German Language and Culture I

4

GER-122

German Language and Culture II

4

If available, students may study Latin or Greek. Equivalency tests must be agreed upon by both the Modern Foreign Language and English Departments. 

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Communicate clearly, persuasively, and confidently in writing
  • Critically interpret literature
  • Understand and interpret literature as a form of human imagination and expression
  • Understand how literary traditions are informed by and reflect and shape the world
  • Critical Thinking